Things to see and do - Taunton
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Taunton Travel guide
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Taunton is an agricultural and commercial centre at the heart of the fertile Vale of Taunton (Taunton Deane), a cider apple area. It is also home to the Somerset County Cricket Ground (Priory Street), complete with its Cricket Museum.
Tourist attractions Taunton : Things to see and do
In true Somerset tradition, this splendid medieval church has a slender tower built of the red and golden Ham Hill stone. The bosses and angels carved in the roofwork are typical examples of local craftmanship.
This 14-15C church (except the north arcade and aisle) features a 37-m tower of Quantock red sandstone with Ham stone decoration.
Dating from the 11-12C, it is well known for being the property of the bishops of Winchester. During the Civil War, Taunton and its castle were under siege on three occasions. Part of it now houses the Somerset County Museum.
Ruishton Lane, Ruishton GB - Taunton TA3 5LU
Park Street GB - Taunton TA1 4DQ
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The Corner House Hotel, in the heart of Taunton, is a modernised hotel that has kept its Victorian features. It has free Wi-Fi, a bar, a restaurant and onsite parking. The Wine and Sausage specialises in traditional British food. There is a wine sho..
Blackbrook Business Park, Blackbrook Park Avenue GB - Taunton TA1 2PX
Just off junction 25 of the M5, this contemporary hotel combines good value, modern accommodation and friendly service with a convenient location for exploring Taunton and Somerset. The hotel’s good location and excellent access to the region’s majo..
Lower Henlade GB - TA3 5NB Henlade
3 Tower Ln GB - TA1 4AR Taunton
Intimate restaurant in a 17C townhouse, featuring exposed beams and a large inglenook fireplace. Daily menus evolve with the seasons and blend a robust classical base with artful, innovative ideas. Service is friendly and efficient.
Castle Grn GB - TA1 1NF Taunton
Elegant, art deco style restaurant in the old snooker room of a Norman castle. Regularly changing menus showcase top quality regional produce. Well-balanced dishes are classically based yet refined, and feature some playful modern touches.
3 The Courtyard, St James St. GB - TA1 1JR Taunton
Simple little bistro set in a small courtyard and run by an experienced chef. Good-sized menu of hearty, unfussy dishes which mix French, British and some Asian influences - supplemented by blackboard specials. Bright and breezy service.
10 Station Rd GB - TA1 1NH Taunton
Smart glass doors lead to a teak-furnished lounge and a contemporary, split-level restaurant in shades of green and mustard. Thalis and curries at lunch; highly original, modern dishes at dinner. The Keralan specialities are a highlight.
Castle Green GB - TA1 1NF Taunton